Vice Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari of the Indian Air Force, who was recently appointed as the IAF chief, said on Tuesday that China has attacked three bases in eastern Ladakh. deployed its air force. Three days before his statement, Army Chief General MM Naravane had issued an alert on China’s deployment of “significant numbers” of troops in eastern Ladakh and the northern front.
Talking about the China-Pakistan partnership and the possibility of a two-front war, Chowdhury said, “There is nothing to fear from this partnership, but the transfer of Western technology from Pakistan to China is a matter of concern.” “
He also assured that the airspace in Pakistan and PoK is not a cause for concern. The IAF chief said, “We need not worry too much with the airfields in Pakistan and PoK, as they are small strips, capable of carrying some helicopters, which will move towards the Afghan border, perhaps from Afghanistan to its own people. are to be saved.”
Naravane said on Saturday, “The Chinese have deployed in large numbers throughout Eastern Ladakh and the Northern Front up to our Eastern Command. There has certainly been an increase in their deployment in the forward area, which remains a matter of concern for us. “
Several reports had recently quoted sources as saying that China has built new modular container-based shelters for its troops in several high altitude areas on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in response to the Indian deployment. .
He said that these shelters were built in places near Tashigong, Manja, Hot Springs and Churup, indicating the rising tension between the two sides in the area.
The Chinese side has significantly increased the infrastructure along the LAC in this area. India is keeping a close watch on the nearly 3,500-km-long LAC following the East Ladakh standoff.
The border standoff between Indian and Chinese armies started on May 5 last year in eastern Ladakh following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area. Both sides gradually increased their deployment by carrying thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weapons. In February, the two sides withdrew troops and weapons from the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake as part of an agreement on a retreat.
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